The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Docklands, London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 11 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 9.40% 2.59% 6.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.11% 25.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £418 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £298 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £539 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
18 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 15.38% 10.34% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 16
Average daily rate £426 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 13 (65.00%) Banking
2 10 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 6 (30.00%) VBA
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Test Management
4 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) VB
5 4 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Derivative
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (15.00%) Credit Risk
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) DB2
6 3 (15.00%) RUP
6 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.00%) Back Office
7 2 (10.00%) IPsec

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) MPLS
2 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (10.00%) Multicast
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (65.00%) Banking
2 10 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) Back Office
5 2 (10.00%) Front Office
6 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Procurement Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Derivative
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.00%) Equities
3 1 (5.00%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
1 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (30.00%) Test Management
2 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Workflow
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Use Case
4 3 (15.00%) RUP
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Cash Management
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) VBA
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) EMIR
1 1 (5.00%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Juniper
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) SunGard
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) F5